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More on Niles Canyon

There’s going to be a “Pot Luck Protest”  with live music at 5  p.m. Saturday in Niles Canyon. Rumor is whoever prepares the best meal gets to to keep Bruce Cates’ straw hat. It’s only been worn about 11,532 times.

The Alameda Creek folks sent out an email today acknowledging that they did get notice of the project, but didn’t focus on the tree removals. According to them, here’s what’ll be removed for this first project: 10 white alders, 9 California bay laurels, 13 big leaf maples, 17 California sycamores, and 21 willows.

They pretty much acknowledged there’s no way this project is getting stopped, but they’re hoping a big turnout on Saturday will help sway Caltrans to rethink the next project, which includes cutting down a lot more trees:

Click where it says to click for info about the protest:

Protest the Destruction in Niles Canyon

Save Niles Canyon!

Join the potluck protest against CalTrans killing our trees and destroying the beauty and natural

environment of the canyon.

When:

expected to start)

Saturday, March 5, beginning at 5 pm (ongoing until at least 9 pm, when tree cutting is

Where:

Mission Boulevard in Fremont

Vallejo Mill Park, at the bottom of Niles Canyon Road (Highway 84), 100 yards east of

Why:

message to CalTrans and elected officials that this project needs to be stopped immediately!

To protest and document the cutting of our trees and damage to the creek. To send a

What to bring:

flashlight, glowstick or stronger light), food and drink to share

Your friends and family, protest signs, warm clothes, a light source (headlamp,

Directions:

Niles Canyon 100 yards, turn left into Vallejo Mill Park.

From Mission Boulevard and Niles Canyon Road (Hwy 84) in Fremont, go east up

More information:

There will be a bonfire so people can stay warm and hopefully some live acoustic music. Informal

potluck event – bring food or drink to share. Meet your neighbors, learn more about this

destructive project, tell CalTrans “hell no!”

Parking at the Vallejo Mill Park or west of Mission Boulevard. Please be careful and watch for

traffic!

Please help keep the protest positive, peaceful and focused.

e-mail alamedacreek@hotmail.com or FremontLEAF@gmail.com

Ongoing Picket

Local residents and Alameda Creek Alliance members are picketing at both ends of Niles Canyon

every night beginning at 5 pm during rush hour. Join the picket! E-mail FremontLEAF@gmail.com

for more information.

Matt Artz